Fraud: on the internet, be careful with “mirror sites” of famous brands

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Fraud: on the internet, be careful with “mirror sites” of famous brands

On the Internet, scammers use “mirror sites” to deceive consumers. Hackers can reproduce identical websites from well-known brands and then recover your money and personal data. – (France 2)

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France 2

E.Bonnasse, O.Gardette, D.Brignand, R.Chapelard, Y.Madec, E.Stervinou, J.Fantauzzo

France Televisions

On the Internet, scammers use “mirror sites” to deceive consumers. Hackers can reproduce identical websites from well-known brands and then recover your money and personal data.

On the Internet, traps are set by scammers to lure you to a “mirror site”. These sites copy in every respect a commercial site you know, but belong to hackers who then collect your money and personal data. In Nivelles (Belgium), Barbara Leloux dresses her girls in the Belgian brand JBC. A month ago, nothing alerted him when Facebook offered him a JBC. You then arrive at a website perfectly identical to the brand’s. However, it is a “mirror site”. But the mother realizes this too late. She has just lost 120 euros and provided her bank details.

Government websites also affected

Barbarian Leloux did not file a complaint. She warned JBC, which shut down the fake website and warned its customers. However, it is difficult for the brand to prevent hackers from opening new clone websites. Other brands are affected by this fraud, but also government websites. Free Internet Extension FranceVerif.fr, a tool with artificial intelligence, is available for download. It allows you to verify that you are on a real website.

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